Week One Woes & Wonders – 21 Day Fix

I’m two days away from closing out my first week on the 21 Day Fix program. The first few days were definitely more challenging than I thought they would be. As someone who already eats pretty healthy I thought it would be a minor adjustment to my already established lifestyle. Boy was I wrong! It’s closer to starting from scratch!! However, after eating according to the plan for the last four days and following the daily workouts, I already feel stronger and more energized! It’s amazing what a difference it makes when you truly fuel your body with ONLY good things.

Chick-Fil-A Waffle Fries

Lemon Poppyseed MuffinsI had it in my mind that I was going to stick to this plan for the full 21 days and I wouldn’t allow myself to cheat even a single BITE, but boy there have been no shortage of temptations already! So far temptation has revealed itself in the form of Lemon Poppyseed Muffins and Chickfila Waffle Fries. I was in charge of bringing snack to my Community Group so I brought Blueberry and Lemon Poppyseed Mini Muffins (my favorite!) and a veggie tray. Somehow I mustered up enough willpower to only eat plain veggies! But the leftover Lemon Poppyseed Muffins have been dancing in front of me the last couple days and I’ve still managed to resist them.

However, with the Chickfila waffle fries I wasn’t as strong. Here at work in order to go to the restroom we have to walk through the kitchen where people leave food and snacks. A lot of the times my sister won’t finish her lunch so she’ll leave it out for people to grab in the kitchen. Those fries taunted me all day and finally I said.. “I’ll have JUST ONE!” but upon putting that cold and soft waffle fry in my mouth I said.. “This isn’t even WORTH it.” So I immediately spit it out and danced a little victory dance! Talk about empowering!! I remember when I first started my healthy lifestyle I somehow had some kind of super human willpower. I resisted everything and it got to the point where I didn’t even crave those things anymore and when I did eat unhealthy, it actually made me feel sick. That was one of the reasons I was really excited to try out this program. I needed something to ‘reset’ my eating habits again and something that would keep me from grabbing a handful of snacks here and there. It was to the point where I would say “Oh this won’t add up to much calories.” and then by the end of the day I ate well over my calorie intake! So it’s nice to have these colorful little ENFORCER portion containers and I’m starting to think of all my food in terms of color now too. Pretty silly!

I only have a couple more workouts to try out plus the extra Plyo Fix & 10 Minute Ab workouts the standard program came with but so far I’m really enjoying the workouts, too! They are all 30 minutes long and it doesn’t feel tedious. I’ve tried some shorter workouts previously that felt like an HOUR because they were boring and tedious. Maybe it’s just that this program is fresh and new but so far I’m really enjoying the variety every single day of the week. That is a good thing for someone like me who loses interest PRETTY quick when things get repetitive! Plus, I love that I am still waking up a little sore every morning! Can’t wait to see how I fair next week in comparison!

Feel free to leave me a note, question or share what some of YOUR biggest food temptations and workout woes are!